Beyonce and Jay-Z hospital complaints dismissed; Andy Cohen talks Russell Armstrong decision


Beyonce and Jay-Z (Charles Krupa/Associated Press)

New York state health officials have dismissed complaints that non-famous people were mistreated and barred from seeing their babies at Lenox Hill Hospital while the first couple of hip-hop were there welcoming Blue Ivy Carter. The hospital is still heading up its own investigation. (AP via WaPo)

TMZ claims they have images of the posh birthing suite where Blue Ivy was born, if that interests you. (TMZ)

Speaking of Blue Ivy, she is the youngest person ever to appear on a Billboard chart. Jay-Z’s “Glory,” which features audio of her cries, debuted at No. 74 on the Rap/Hip -Hop chart. (Vulture)

Andy Cohen has defended including footage of Russell Armstrong, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” husband who committed suicide in August, in the show’s latest season. The Bravo executive said Armstrong “chose to come back” after having the option not to: “He had spoken to producers a lot vocally about how much the show had helped his business, being on the show.  So... you know, I can't speak for him.” (HitFix; TV Column)

No Doubt, Rise Against and Nicole Scherzinger did not really endorse Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul on Twitter, as tweets sent out from their accounts indicated. The bands said they were hacked. (Billboard)

Actual Ron Paul-endorser, Kelly Clarkson , will sing the National Anthem at this year’s Super Bowl. (Vulture)

Kristy McNichol is thankful, after the jump.

Kristy McNichol, best known for her role on “Family,” has been “overwhelmed with the love and support” since revealing she is a lesbian last week. The actress told People she came out “to be open about who I am” and “to help others who feel different.” (People)

Country singer Jo Dee Messina has given birth to a son, Jonah Christopher. (People)

Watch the trailer for “Friends with Kids,” Jennifer Westfeldt’s rom-com about two friends who have a baby together and date other people, but (probably) realize that they’re meant for each other in the end. It looks formulaic, but does star “Bridesmaids” alums Jon Hamm (who is Westfeldt’s longtime partner), Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Chris O’Dowd, as well as Adam Scott and, for some reason, Megan Fox. It’s got to be good, right?

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